Monthly Archives: May 2009

My list of firsts

These are my firsts. If I tag you it means I want to know yours. Copy and paste this note into your notes, delete my answers and fill yours in. Tag anyone else whose “firsts” you want to know about… … Continue reading

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Jewish zen

1. Let your mind be as a floating cloud. Let your stillness be as the wooded glen. And sit up straight. You’ll never meet the Buddha with such round shoulders. 2. There is no escaping karma. In a previous life, … Continue reading

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Medium Large: Elmer and Bugs

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Texting

Well that was different. I’ve used Internet chat many times, beginning with Bitnet chat back when I was in college, in 1988-92; and more recently with Gmail chat. Last night marked the first time I have ever used my e-mail … Continue reading

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Church growth

A friend of mine was recently commenting on the size of his church: three services already, and now considering a fourth. If growth is the mark of a successful church, then you could make the claim that his church is … Continue reading

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Zach Snyder’s ‘Watchmen’ visionary? Hardly

Like many other comic book fans, I saw Zach Snyder’s “Watchmen” movie when it came out a few months ago, despite my trepidation. To my surprise, the movie wasn’t a total disappointment. It slimmed down Alan Moore’s story tremendously, but … Continue reading

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I hate divorce

I don’t get divorce. Much of this is due to my parents, I’m sure. They were married my entire childhood, and still are. They’ve fought over money and they’ve dueled over how to raise the kids, but they’ve never parted ways. Sometimes … Continue reading

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World languages

I’ve long felt that inserting French phrases into otherwise English sentences adds a certain je ne sais quoi, but I’ve never had much desire to learn the language itself. Alas, Rachel has taken advantage of her school’s student-driven learning model, and decided … Continue reading

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Feeling disagreeable

My friend Brucker recently sent me a link to a rather lengthy statement of faith by an apologetics organization that could benefit from his thinking and writing skills. He was impressed by the size of the organization’s statement of faith, and … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf on reading

“I have sometimes dreamt, at least, that when the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards – their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble – the … Continue reading

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